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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Electrode Technology
Presentation Title Simulation-Based Decision Support in Cathode Relining Facility Scaling
Author(s) Laszlo G. Tikasz, Wesam Y. Alghamdi, Jacques Caissy, Robert I. McCulloch
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Jacques Caissy
Abstract Scope Within Bechtel Mining & Metals, the Technology Center tests and validates design alternatives and operational variants. In a recent study for a cathode relining facility for MA’ADEN Aluminium, a discrete event model (DEM) was developed to demonstrate the achievable throughput by matching resources and expected operating mode. The initial number of stalls and stations in the building layout was based on calculation. The DEM provided the tool required to optimize the design resulting in CAPEX saving. Then the need for extra cathode shells, scrap containers and delivery units was addressed. The model covers the full cycle of a cathode shell: from stopping a cell, cooling at potroom, delivering to relining facility, undergoing all the steps of deline, repair, relining through return to potroom. Various operational patterns were tested; cell switch-off timing, cathode cooling location, cathode transfer by gantry, shift duration, work week and so on.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Light Metals Volume


Anode Baking Furnace Fluewall Design Evolution: A Return of Experience of Latest Baffleless Technology Implementation
Cathode Wear in Electrowinning of Aluminum Investigated by a Laboratory Test Cell
Characterization of Carbon Anode Materials by Image Analysis
Copper Bars for the Hall-Héroult Process
Effect of Cathode Collector Copper Inserts on the Hall-Héroult Cell MHD Stability
Effect of Heating Rate during Baking on the Properties of Carbon Anodes Used in Aluminum Industry
Electrochemical Reactivity and Wetting Properties of Anodes Made from Anisotropic and Isotropic Cokes
Empirical Modeling of the Baking Furnace to Predict Baked Anode Properties
In Situ Investigation of the Behavior of Anode Assemblies
Interfacial Boundary between Carbon Anodes and Molten Salt Electrolyte
Journey towards World-Class Operational Effectiveness at DUBAL (EGA Jebel Ali Operations) Paste Plant
Low Resistance Anode Assembly Using Steel Stubhole Conductors across the Cast Iron to Carbon Interface
Measurement of the Electric Current Distribution in an Anode
MIREA: An On-line Quality Control Equipment Integration in an Operational Context
Modeling Gravity Wave in 3D with OpenFoam in an Aluminum Reduction Cell with Regular and Irregular Cathode Surfaces
Porous Carbon Anodes for the Supply of Methane during Electrowinning of Aluminium
Quantification of Sodium Present in Dry Aggregates and Anodes
Simulation-Based Decision Support in Cathode Relining Facility Scaling
Study of the Wetting of Coke by Different Pitches
The Start up & the Operation Performance of the Twin Green Anode Plant at Ma'aden Aluminium Smelter in Saudi Arabia
Uneven Cathode Wear in Aluminium Reduction Cells
Upgrade of the Firing and Control System at Egyptalum for Dual Fuel Firing

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